Ken Casellas | Photo: Gloucester Park Harness Racing
A slow lead time of 38.4sec. and a comfortable opening quarter of 30.8sec. paved the way for Talks Up A Storm’s easy victory in the 2130m Allwood Stud Sires, Stallions Of Today And The Future Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Driven confidently by Dylan Egerton-Green, Talks Up A Storm, favourite at $1.10 from the No. 1 barrier, set the pace and coasted to a two and a half length win over $21 chance Tiza New Day, who trailed the pacemaker all the way. The Tiger Army ($21) raced without cover and fought on to finish a well-beaten third.
Talks Up A Storm, a four-year-old gelding by American sire Artspeak and prepared by Murray Lindau, has earned $126,664 from nine wins and eleven placings from 28 starts.
“We got away with a nice lead time, which helped,” said Egerton-Green. “Murray has done a good job with him. He has had numerous problems with him, and it hasn’t been an easy ride.”